The $25 Dollar Victory Garden By Joe Lamp’l

The $25 Dollar Victory Garden By Joe Lamp’l

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Joe Lamp’l is a gardening expert and  the host of the PBS show “Garden Smart” and the author of “The Green Gardener’s Guide” book. Joe is also very ambitious. Lately, Joe has been on a mission to prove to himself and the world that he can grow an edible garden that will feed a family of four on a $25 dollar budget!

 

 

Joe Lamp’l’s  “25 Dollar Victory Garden Challenge” part one

I have to admit, I have my doubts that anyone can stay within this small budget but Joe has amused me by his ingenuity and ability to move scores of gardening friends to share a few seeds and other gardening necessities. What I like about Joe’s approach is that he isn’t just waiting for a handout, Joe is repurposing items that end up in the trash as essential gardening materials.

Ordered pizza lately? Don’t throw away that box- Joe has an idea for you!

Joe has given me hope because his “tactics” are very user friendly. 

 

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Joe Lamp’l also shares his gardening wisdom on his weekly podcast, “Growing a Greener World” that I enjoy listening to.

So, check out this “everyday Joe gardener”  as he plants an edible garden for his family on an impossible budget!

Joe Lamp’l’s “$25 Dollar Victory Garden Challenge: You’ve Got Mail” part two

5 Comment

  1. There is much work to do outside to prep the garden but it will happen. I’m still looking for recycled boards for the raised beds but I’ll find them one way of the other. I’ve put out a post on freecycle.org but no luck yet. I’ll keep looking.
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    william.jones

  2. That’s the fun part…watching Joe’s episodes to see how he is going to wing this challenge! Good to see you at EdenMakers Anna. Missed you.
    Shirley

  3. Your site looks awesome Shirley. I don’t see how you can do it for such a little amount but I enjoyed reading the article.

  4. Hi Shirley. Very cool to see you blog about this. Thank you.

    As what I am growing, I have tomatoes of course, spinach, lettuce,peppers,cucumbers, and basil all started from seeds. The carrots,beans, squash, chard and beets will all go directly in the ground in two weeks. There is much work to do outside to prep the garden but it will happen. I’m still looking for recycled boards for the raised beds but I’ll find them one way of the other. I’ve put out a post on freecycle.org but no luck yet. I’ll keep looking.

    Thanks again Shirley for posting about this. I’m going to post another update this morning including the video from my latest TV coverage in NY. Love your blog!
    JL

  5. What are you growing Joe? Are your plants ready for transplanting in the ground yet or are you planting in pots? My strawberries are in the ground here in L.A. and doing well.

    Shirley
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